. . . finding nothing but crumbs when you return to the potluck food table to retrieve your platter/bowl/basket. When anything goes, share a platter of crab rangoon. Celebrate the benefits: this pot promises to be a sure thing, you don’t waste a mountain of ingredients, and you avoid spilling leftovers all over your favorite World Cup t-shirt. Bring home […]
Soup Supper If you’ve ever tried Sancocho, a hearty stew known to please palates in Columbia, this may look like a distant cousin. Savor your meat and potatoes, but add a splash of broth to justify this affordable meal. Don’t have all these ingredients on hand? Run an inventory of what you do have […]
Gazpacho Want to add a dash of hot flavor to your cold soup? Blend these ingredients for a simple gazpacho. This is my own twist on a summer favorite. The kids love it when we break out the blender. One, two, three, liquefy! 16 ounces vine ripened cherry tomatoes 1 medium cucumber 1 small […]
Speaking of cilantro, I’d like to share a little secret. One of my neighbors, who makes her way around a tri-state area, takes my wish list to Trader Joe’s when she’s in TJ’s neighborhood. Lisa, from farm or grocer to front door, I appreciate your generosity! So what has Lisa slipped into my Trader Joe’s […]
There’s nothing like fresh herbs in the cookery. I’ve had some success growing my own, but this time of year, the frost wins out and I’m at the mercy of the green grocer. Patience goes a long way in a relationship and my husband and I share in the matter. Over the years, I’ve learned […]
This low maintenance dish goes a long way with flavor. Start with 16 ounces rinsed cherry or grape tomatoes. Halve tomatoes. Chop two tablespoons fresh cilantro. Crumble two tablespoons goat cheese. Mix together with 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil. Add a dash of salt and a twist of freshly ground pepper. Toss and you’re ready to serve and savor.